Mr Stephen Lash ‎Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Mr Stephen Lash


Cataract, surgical retina, retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, diabetes

Mr Stephen Lash joined Optegra Eye Hospital Hampshire in 2010. He is a Consultant Vitreo-retinal Surgeon (VR Surgeon) specialising in cataract, lens replacement, surgical retina, Retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and diabetes.

BSc (Hons), MCOptom, BM, FRCOphth, MBA

Places of study:
  • Aston University Birmingham: Ophthalmic Optics
  • Southampton Medical School: Medicine
  • Southampton University management school: MBA
  • Vitreo retinal Fellowship Melbourne, Australia

Past professional history:
  • Trained as an optometrist 1990-93 and continued to work throughout medical school
  • Completed an MBA at University of Southampton Management school 2007-2009 graduating with the top mark in the year
  • Fully NHS trained with a fellowship in Vitreo-retinal surgery at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne

  • Involved in Lecturing medical students
  • Invited speaker at national VR conferences and cutting edge of VR meetings aimed at other consultants in VR

Training of other surgeons:
  • Involved in training Junior Eye surgeons on the Wessex Rotation
  • Invited trainer for Royal College of Ophthalmologists surgical day courses

Overseas charity work:

Support various charities both in the UK and overseas including setting up the private patient service at University Hospital Southampton, raising money for the League of Friends Charity and supporting the Gift of Sight charity

Member of societies, bodies etc:

College of Optometrists, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, BEAVRS

Papers published:

Published in the areas of optometrist referrals to the hospital Eye Service and marketing and ophthalmology


Family life – I have four children and have been happily married for 16 years
Hobbies – I have four children and am happily married! Not much time for anything else but thankfully VR surgery is my hobby!

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